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WridgWays Handy Guide to Transit Times in Australia

Would you like to know how long your personal goods will be in transit for before they arrive at your new home? Wouldn’t it make life so much easier to plan ahead of time! Well lucky you can, with the help of WridgWays. It is important to note that time frames for household deliveries around Australia depend largely on where your goods are being moved from and to and how much you plan to take with you.

Once you have determinedLoading Cartons Container Shipping Removals Relocation what you’re taking, making the decision of whether to have the sole occupancy of a 20ft or 40ft container, or whether you would prefer to share a container with other peoples goods going to the same destination is so much easier! Both options have their advantages; sole occupancy containers are sent to your new destination straight away so you will have much a shorter transit time from uplift to delivery. Shared containers are great if you don’t require the full container and would like to save some money by combining with other peoples items headed for the same location. Sharing a container can have a longer transit time for this reason as the other consignments may not be ready to be sent on the same day.

Here’s Our Guide to Transit Times for Sole Occupancy Containers:

  • Transit times between Capital Cities and their surrounds, so for example Melbourne to Brisbane and Perth to Adelaide we advise generally allowing between 5 and 7 business days to receive your goods.
  • Household goods headed to regional areas such as Cairns, Alice Springs and Kalgoorlie we suggest allowing anywhere between 7 to 15 business days depending on the origin and delivery destinations.

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So you are thinking of moving to Melbourne?

So you are thinking of moving to Melbourne?

Guide to Melbourne - Click Here to Download

WridgWays has been safely helping individuals move their treasured possessions from overseas to Melbourne, Australia for over than 85 years. We are experts in international moving. For an obligation free quotation for your overseas move to Melbourne, simply click here.

So what can we tell you about Melbourne: Melbourne was founded in 1835 by settlers from Launceston, in Tasmania and was officially declared a city by Queen Victoria in 1847. Melbourne is considered Australia’s most cosmopolitan city. New futuristic designs add to the fascinating mix of architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing. Melbourne contains five of the six tallest buildings in Australia, the tallest of which is the Eureka Tower in Southbank.

Those who travel to Australia for the first time and arrive in Melbourne often end up falling in love with the city because of its hip, happening and very liveable lifestyle. Melbourne is very much about lifestyle. It is no huge surprise to residents that the city is often named as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Melbourne is also an international cultural centre, with cultural endeavors covering major events and festivals, drama, musicals, music, art, architecture, literature and more. As a city, residents enjoy a sense of family, fun and outdoor activities. The Spring Racing Carnival and Aussie Rules Football season are huge sporting events for those living in Melbourne. Or enjoy free entertainment in the parks during the summer months.

For more information about moving to Melbourne, download your FREE 30-Page Guide to Melbourne – everything you need to know about moving to Melbourne including housing, schooling, quarantine, banking, medical and much more…

WridgWays….making moving to Melbourne easy!

Furniture Removalist Brisbane

WridgWays Brisbane

Pet and Vehicle Transport

Pet and Vehicle Transport

Pet transport

Pet Removals

The issue of bringing your precious pet into Australia can be quite involved and requires serious consideration. The regulations pertaining to pet importation to Australia vary, depending on the country of origin.

Allow WridgWays to carefully plan and transport your precious pet anywhere worldwide. WridgWays relocation consultants can provide advice and reassurance every step of the way: Email us

Information on importing dogs and cats into Australia, including information sheets, quarantine fees, application process, approved countries, and quarantine accommodation is available from the  Department of Agriculture.

Vehicle Transport

Vehicle and Transport Removalists

When importing a vehicle into Australia, you are required to obtain an import permit from the Department of Transport & Regional Services in Canberra, Australia.

You must apply for and be granted the permit before shipping the vehicle to Australia. Under no circumstances should you make arrangements to ship your vehicle until you are absolutely sure you have been granted this import permit. It is now an offence to ship a vehicle to Australia without the required permit.

Please note that 15% duty will be payable on the vehicle plus 10% GST calculated on the Australian Customs value of the vehicle, transport and insurance costs. Also 25% luxury tax may be applicable for vehicles. These duties/taxes will be required to be paid to Australian Customs before they will release the vehicle.

Further information is available from the following websites:
» Dept of Infrastructure and Transport
» Information on Importing Vehicles into Australia

Driving in Australia

Driving in Australia

Family In Car

New residents are permitted to drive on an overseas licence, for the first three months of arrival to Australia. However, after this period a test must be taken (usually oral) if you already hold an International licence.

Australians drive on the left hand side of the road and seatbelts are compulsory. Random police breath testing is common place on Australian roads, as the laws relating to drink driving are extremely strict in all Australian states and territories. Using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited in Australia.

Speed limits vary from state to state, although generally built-up or suburban areas are 50km per hour or 60km (30-35 miles) per hour and 100km (62 miles) per hour on open roads and freeways.

So you are thinking of moving to Brisbane?

So you are thinking of moving to Brisbane?

Guide to Brisbane - Click Here to Download

WridgWays has been safely helping individuals and families move their treasured possessions from overseas to Brisbane, Australia for many, many years. We are your international moving experts. For an obligation free quotation for your overseas move to Brisbane, simply click here.

So what can we tell you about Brisbane: Brisbane was chosen as the capital city of Queensland in 1859; named after Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. Brisbane has the largest economy of any city between Sydney and Singapore and interestingly has over 27 km of bicycle pathways.

Brisbane is situated in the south-east corner of Queensland, built along either side of the Brisbane River. To the north you will find the Sunshine Coast and to the south is the Gold Coast. Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city.

You will find Brisbane to be a source of creative free-thinking, with local artists, musicians, writers, jewellers and fashion designers all making their name on the international stage.

Those who travel to Australia for the first time and arrive in Brisbane often end up falling in love with the city because of its laid back charm, stunning coastline and the young and vibrant lifestyle. With so much to explore in Brisbane, a day might include international shopping in the Queen Street Mall, a swim, rainforest walk and lunch at South Bank Parklands, feeding dolphins at Tangalooma, then in the evening dine in world class restaurants and finish with a late night river cruise. And that’s just the beginning!

For more information about Moving to Brisbane, download your FREE 30-Page Guide to Brisbane – everything you need to know about moving to Brisbane including housing, schooling, quarantine, banking, medical and much more…

WridgWays….making moving to Brisbane easy!

So you are thinking of moving to Sydney?

So you are thinking of moving to Sydney?

Guide to Sydney - Click Here to Download

WridgWays has been safely moving people from overseas to Sydney, Australia for many, many years. For a free, no-obligation quotation for your overseas removal to Sydney simply click here.

So what can we tell you about Sydney, well Sydney was the site of the first British colony in Australia. It was established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Arthur Phillip, admiral of the First Fleet from Britain. A resident of the city is referred to as a Sydneysider.

Sydney is situated on Australia’s south-east coast. The city is built around Port Jackson, which includes Sydney Harbour, leading to the city’s nickname, ‘The Harbour City’. It is noted for the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and its beaches. The metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks, and contains many bays, rivers and inlets.

Sydney is Australia’s largest city, it is located in the state of New South Wales and although it is not the capital city of Australia, it is probably the country’s most famous city because of its stunning landmarks such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Sydney is also Australia’s finance, trade, transport and cultural hub and the most important city in Australia for tourism. Many who choose to immigrate to Australia for employment purposes generally choose to work in Sydney’s central business district where the major international banks and businesses have offices and where job prospects are generally plentiful for well qualified and experienced professionals.

Those who travel to Australia and arrive in Sydney often end up falling in love with the city because of its laid back charm, its stunning coastline, the young and vibrant lifestyle.

For more information about Moving to Sydney, download your FREE 30-Page Guide to Sydney – everything you need to know about Moving to Sydney including Housing, Schooling, Quarantine, Banking, Medical and much more…

WridgWays….making moving to Sydney easy!

Communications Network

Communications Network

Australia offers a high-quality communications network throughout the country. Public pay phones are conveniently located in all towns and cities, in hotels, railway stations and in most public places. Local telephone calls are a fixed rate and are not timed, they are usually charged at 40 cents per call. Most phones accept coins, pre-paid phone cards and some accept major credit cards. Mobile phone coverage in Australia is also extremely good.

Communications Australia

To make an international call to Australia, the international country code is 61, followed by the appropriate city code for (ie Sydney is 2, Melbourne is 3, etc), followed by the local number. When making an international call from Australia, you will be required to dial 0011+ the country code + area code (minus the 0) + phone number. For assistance, call International directory assistance on 1225.

Emergency Services

Emergency Numbers:

Fire, police, ambulance: 000
Lifeline counselling service: 13-11-14
Poisons information: 13-11-26

So you are thinking of moving to Adelaide?

So you are thinking of moving to Adelaide?

Guide to Adelaide - Click Here to Download

WridgWays has been safely helping individuals move their treasured possessions from overseas to Adelaide, Australia for more than 85 years. We are experts in international moving. For an obligation free quotation for your overseas move to Adelaide simply click here.

So what can we tell you about Adelaide: Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia, officially proclaimed a new British colony in 1836. Adelaide is a relatively modern city, less than 200 years old. Adelaide is also a planned city, designed by the first surveyor-general of South Australia, Colonel William Light. His plan arranged Adelaide in a grid, with five squares in the city centre and a ring of parks surrounding, known as the Adelaide Parklands. The term, ‘Adelaidean’ is used when referring to the city’s residents.

Adelaide is the site of many government and financial institutions. The CBD is home to retail, financial, legal, administrative, recreational, tourist and entertainment facilities and operates 24 hours a day, serving a wide variety of residents, workers and visitors.

Those who travel to Australia for the first time and arrive in Adelaide often end up falling in love with the city because of its laid back charm and multicultural, vibrant lifestyle. Adelaide is renowned for its diverse cultural mix, guaranteeing sensational food. The city is also proud to be Australia’s wine capital, with numerous regions at their doorstep. There’s the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra (reds) and the Clare Valley (Rieslings). You will be spoilt for choice.

For more information about Moving to Adelaide, download your FREE 30-Page Guide to Adelaide – everything you need to know about moving to Adelaide including housing, schooling, quarantine, banking, medical and much more…

WridgWays….making moving to Adelaide easy!

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